By Mark Lane
Each of the past two offseasons have been turbulent for Houston Texans starting quarterback Deshaun Watson.
In 2017, like every rookie transitioning from college football to the NFL, the former Clemson Tiger had to train for the combines and pro days and stay in shape without the benefit of a pro organization’s strength and conditioning program.
Then, in 2018, Watson spent his offseason rehabilitating from a torn ACL sustained on Nov. 2, 2017, the Thursday before the club’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Now, in 2019, after a full 16 games as the starter and a Pro Bowl selection, Watson can approach an offseason not worry about training for the biggest job interview of his life or recovering from a season-ending injury.
“I can start where I want to start, and that’s kind of get ahead and be able to do everything,” Watson told reporters Tuesday at NRG Park during the club’s offseason conditioning program. “Last year, I was kind of trying to, like you said, ease into it and try to find my way and do things I can do without re-injuring myself or going too far. But I’m going in full throttle, fully in and embracing the whole...